Exclusive: Tackling issues like PTSD, the difficulty assimilating back into civilian life experienced by veterans, and good old fashioned psychological thriller, Blood Stripe has been making waves this week at the Los Angeles Film Festival where its June 2 premiere sold out and a second screening was added due to demand. The film follows a Sergeant just returned from her third tour in Afghanistan, struggling to readjust to life in her small Minnesota town. Wracked with PTSD and attendant anxiety, sleeplessness and paranoia, she flees to a nearby forest after having an explosive outburst during her homecoming party. There, she discovers a picturesque summer camp on a lakeshore, where she finds some solace until her own struggles and a new danger catch up with her. In the exclusive clip above, we see just how that plays out as she hides in terror from an unknown, seemingly threatening man.
The feature directorial debut of Remy Auberjonois, Blood Stripe stars Kate Nowlin (WGN’s Outsiders, Young Adult), who co-wrote with Auberjonois. The film also stars Remy’s father René Auberjonois (Boston Legal, The Practice, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). Julie Christeas and Schuyler Weiss produced the film, which is showing for the second time at LAFF on June 7.